HOW WE BEGAN
Our team began as “My Other Half” and was started by twin sisters, Joannie Witt and Jeannie Evans who referred to one another as my other half. These sisters have now participated in 11 breast cancer walks in celebration of Joannie’s breast cancer survival raising over $100,000 together over that period.
The six original team members had met while training and walked together in 2002 during the final “Avon” 3-Day Walk. In addition to Joannie and Jeannie, those members included Diane Turner, Judie Watson, Ann Carder and Olivia Rollins. Team My Other Half invited the others to join their team in 2006 and the rest, as they say, is history.
After the 2005 walk, we decided on a more appropriate name and became the “Circle of Friends” team. That name has become very fitting for our group of friends and family which continues to grow. Our Circle like all others is never-ending and continues to grow – from six members to more than twenty members. It consists of mothers and daughters and daughters-in-law, sisters, twin sisters, aunts and nieces, cousins, best friends, life-time friends, old friends, new friends, friends of friends, and on and on. Our team members span the North Georgia mountains to South Georgia and even Florida. We live in Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Gainesville, Brunswick, Hampton, Peachtree City and Ft. Lauderdale. Our ages range from twenty-two to sixty-two.
The Circle of Friends team has finished 2nd in team fundraisers for the past four years. Two of our members, Joannie Witt and Diane Turner, are among the top four fundraisers each year. We have been described as pushy broads and shameless but we really don't mind since all of our efforts benefit breast cancer research and awareness for the metro Atlanta area.
We invite YOU to join our Circle of Friends walking team today, and start training either with us or with a friend near you. Just click the Join Our Team link below, or contact us by phone or e-mail..
Our team has raised over $200,000 in just 4 years. We are definitely “Making a difference…One step at a time” - like our motto says. We raised $23K in 2004, $58 in 2005, $68 in 2007 and $56 in 2008 which totals $205,000!
The Original Six Circle of Friends Team Members
(From Left to Right)
Ann Carder, Olivia Rollins, Judie Watson, Diane Turner,
Jeannie Evans, and Joannie Witt
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This site was last updated 05/02/12